During a 17-day tour of several Chinese cities and attractions, I brought with me my trusty Sony ICF-SW7600GR portable LW/MW/SW/FM receiver that is very sensitive. This was the best of two receivers I brought along with me on my tour of several Chinese cities and the surrounding countryside, plus four nights upon the Yangtze River (heading upstream) on the Century Legend ship.
Nighttime reception of Longwave and mediumwave was astounding in China - similar to MW DXing in the USA Mainland with a similar (or higher!) density of mediumwave stations on many 9 KHz-spaced Chinese channels. Particularly on the 42nd floor of my hotel in Shanghai, I enjoyed astounding longwave reception (broadcast and NDB receptions). By placing the receiver next to the window(s) in each hotel room (and then nulling any noise via the receiver's loopstick antenna positioning), sensitivity on MW and LW was quite extraordinary.
I made several recordings of 164 kHz Ulanbator, Mongolia (500 kW) during the trip particularly their sign-on at 0600 BJT/2200 UT recorded in Beijing, Xian, Shanghai, and most strongest on the top-deck of the ship whilst docked on the Yangtze River in Chongqing (Chongqing Province) on 16 November 2013.
The 27 MHz CB-skip recordings were made upon the Yangtze River aboard the Century Legend cruise ship, and several LW/MW DX recordings as well.
In most of these audio-files, I have tried to clearly narrate and describe the
receptions and frequencies I was tuned to, but sometimes I had to keep the digital-audio recorders somewhat removed from the receiver's loopstick antenna to reduce or eliminate RFI emanating from the recorders, so no audio-patchcord was used - simply speaker-to-mic. recording, which is plenty sufficient and clear for your enjoyment of the sounds of the longwave and mediumwave skip reception as heard in China.
Stephen P. McGreevy, November 2013 - N6NKS
All of these China-DX audio-files are in the public-domain for all to enjoy and distribute as desired - please enjoy the sounds of radio-DXing in China! Stephen P. McGreevy.
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